Cities and towns turn to drones, raise concerns

Local officials are using the small, remote-controlled aircraft to help with search and rescue operations and other tasks.

// Once the pride of Jewish Revere, temple to be sold

Revere’s Congregation Tifereth Israel is slated to be sold and demolished, following the loss of members who have moved away.

Cambridge fire crews responded to a three-alarm fire at the Martin Luther King Jr. School.

Peter Serafini

Three-alarm fire breaks out at MLK school in Cambridge

The elementary school is currently having construction work done and it is unknown if any workers were at the site.

//[1].jpg Expelled under new policy, ex-Amherst student sues

The lawsuit claims the plaintiff was falsely accused of rape, not given a fair investigation by the college, and denied justice.

// Disagreement over impact if surveillance laws allowed to expire

Barring a last-minute deal in Congress, three post-Sept. 11 surveillance laws used against spies and terrorists are set to expire.

// Former Maryland governor joins 2016 race

Democrat Martin O'Malley made the announcement Saturday in Baltimore, telling a crowd of about 1,000 people — ‘‘I'm running for you.”

// Anthrax shipments broader than first thought, Pentagon says

The department said 24 laboratories in 11 states and two foreign countries are believed to have received suspect anthrax samples.

// Alleged Hastert payments linked to sexual abuse

The former House speaker made payments to a man he allegedly sexually abused decades ago in return for the man’s silence.

// Plan to move DOT to Roxbury is abandoned

The Baker administration’s decision deals another blow to longstanding efforts to redevelop a prominent city-owned site.

‘I’ve never seen anything like it,’ worker says of lingering snow pile

Crews from the Boston department of public works are dealing with trash left by the melting snow — and the job stinks.

Since Roger Goodell ‘got it wrong’ with Rice’s lenient two-game suspension last year, he has gone too far in the other direction.


Is it a good idea to give Goodell more disciplinary power?

The last thing the NFL needs is for Commissioner Roger Goodell to have more power to prosecute and punish.

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman knows the returns of Masahiro Tanaka and Ivan Nova will help the starting rotation, but he’s not ruling out trading for an arm, either.


How each team in the mediocre AL East can break out

Every team in the division has flaws, but each one is capable of making a calculated move and rising to the top.

When you choose your plants, consider using the reliable “Thriller-Filler-Spiller” technique.


Top picks for container gardens, window boxes

Tips on how to add color and interest to your home this summer with portable “gardens” in containers.

Santander is among the state’s four largest commercial banks.

Mass. banks still make millions on overdraft fees

The state’s four largest banks collected a combined $517 million in overdraft fees in the first three months of the year.

Mary Flanagan runs the Tiltfactor lab at Dartmouth College.


Tackling social engineering through play

A lab at Dartmouth College uses psychology and education research to create games for social impact.

A couple locked a padlock on the Pont des Arts bridge.

Paris to remove ‘love locks’ from bridge

Couples attach locks to Paris’ Pont des Arts bridge as symbol that their love would last forever, but the city council said the locks cause degradation.

An Anheuser Busch plant in northwest Georgia has started canning water instead of beer to help flood victims in Texas and Oklahoma.

Anheuser-Busch producing canned water for flood victims

An Anheuser Busch plant in northwest Georgia has started canning water instead of beer to help flood victims in Texas and Oklahoma.

Ground Game

// N.H. endorsement tracker

James Pindell tracks the state’s 115 most desirable endorsements for Democrats seeking the presidency.


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// Turkey on the brink

The country was once seen as “the shining star of the Muslim world.” Now the gilt has worn off the ruling party.

The Big Picture

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Scenes from daily life in May 2015

From graduations to beautiful beaches to blooming flowers, a look at daily scenes around the world this May.